—After studying available experimental data of
nanofluids evaporation characteristics, a correlation was
proposed by authors to approximate nanofluids’ enthalpy of
vaporization. Then the evaporation behavior of nanofuel
droplets (fuel droplets containing nanoparticles) has been
numerically investigated in order to evaluate this relation
capability to predict nanofluids evaporation characteristics.
Employing the relation in this numerical study led to results in
good agreement with experimental data which means capability
of this formula to predict nanofluids’ heat of vaporization.
—Enthalpy of vaporization, evaporation rate,
fuel droplet, nanofluid, nanoparticles.
The authors are with the Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran (e-mail:
Cite:Mina Mehregan and Mohammad Moghiman, "Propose a Correlation to Approximate Nanofluids‟ Enthalpy of Vaporization - A Numerical Study," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 73-76, 2014.